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About Paloma Vineyard
Jim and Barbara Richards began crafting superb Napa Valley Merlot in 1983. Although Jim has since passed, the Richards still have a rabid following among those who prize sweetness of fruit, creamy texture and plenty of spicy oak. Sheldon, Jim’s son, now works alongside his mom in the vines and in the cellar, carrying on the work, and good reputation of his dad’s vineyard.
94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998
Black-ruby to the rim. Black fruits and minerals on the nose. Inky and very concentrated, with a huge belt of rather monolithic fruit. Dense and smooth but doesn't yet come alive in the mouth. Then finishes with thoroughly ripe tannins and huge fruit.